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QWOC+ Boston is a group that promotes diversity by creating and sustaining safe spaces for LGBT people of color in the Greater Boston area.
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QWOC Week Closing Ceremony and Spectra Events Dance Party w/ DJ RIZZLA and DHANA (8/6)

Posted By Lina Torres on August 6th, 2011

Saturday, August 6th @ 8 p.m | The Midway Cafe

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 At the end of a week filled with new friends, great performances and important discussions, it’ll be time to let loose at the QWOC Week Closing Party!  We’re eager to have you join us in recognizing the hard work of everyone who made yet another QWOC Week a thriving success. All of our volunteers, organizers, and collaborators will be there, ready take off their thinking caps and simply enjoy the night with the rest of the community. And this year we double the reason to celebrate!

We’re Turning FIVE Years Old!

Not only has the team of organizers outdone themselves again with such an eclectic calendar of events, but QWOC + Boston is turning FIVE YEARS OLD this year! An organization that started because of one person’s vision to connect a community has turned into a loving family that continues to grow stronger and larger every year.

But none of that work would be possible without all of you, the members of that family – friends and supporters who keep us going- so we are excited to share this big birthday with you. In honor of these momentous occasion, we will be hosting an early reception to say THANK YOU to all of the individuals that have made these milestones possible. There will be some reflecting and sharing of (tear-jerking) words from volunteers and organizers and a roster of great speakers.

Who Will Be Speaking?

Poet and friend Letta Neely whose ingenious work inspired our founder to start QWOC+ five years ago will be making the closing remarks. We’re delighted that Keri Aulita, and Sylvain Bruni from Boston Pride will be present (as they have been these past five years) to support and celebrate with us. Our 2010 Summer Intern, and Point Foundation scholar, Erika Turner, will share a few words about her personal journey with QWOC+ Boston before she heads off to Japan for her year long study abroad. And, last but not least, we will hear a few words from QWOC+ Boston organizers themselves.

When Does the Party Really Get Started?

Once all the tears have been shed, and the tissues handed out, the closing party hosted by Spectra Events will be in full effect, with music from DJs Rizzla and D’hana playing international house, African rhythms, reggae, soca, and latin music. And if that wasn’t enough to get you going, you can look forward to a mind-blowing closing performance from MICAH!

You won’t want to miss any of this.
The Midway Café on Saturday, August 6th at 8 p.m. Get there early!
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